Sunday, May 03, 2009

Not torture, just invoking an existing fear

Welcome to waterboarding.

You can read what Hitchens had to say about it here. The first water goes on at 3m17s, Hitchens can bear no more at 3m33s: that's 16 seconds.

The CIA did it "83 times in March 2003 against Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described planner of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks" (NY Times).

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